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At Wausau animal shelter, a hectic day begins and ends with animal care

8:27 PM, Apr. 20, 2013
Todd Punke, 51 of Stettin, poses for a photo with his newly-adopted pit bull mix, Zeus, April 9 at the Humane Society of Marathon County.
Todd Punke, 51 of Stettin, poses for a photo with his newly-adopted pit bull mix, Zeus, April 9 at the Humane Society of Marathon County.
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On the wall next to her desk in the Humane Society of Marathon County office, Lisa Held keeps a collage of six dogs' photos and information. The dogs had lived in the society's Wausau animal shelter but either were adopted or euthanized for health reasons.

Those six on Held's "wall of fame" are a handful of the countless animals she has grown attached to during her five years at the shelter.

"I know we're just a stepping stone for them, but I definitely have a few that are close to my heart, so I like to keep their little kennel cards back here and I can think about them," she said. ...

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